Is lipopolysaccharide a factor in infectivity of Chlamydia trachomatis?

@article{Fadel2008IsLA,
  title={Is lipopolysaccharide a factor in infectivity of Chlamydia trachomatis?},
  author={Sanaa Fadel and Adri{\'a}n Eley},
  journal={Journal of medical microbiology},
  year={2008},
  volume={57 Pt 3},
  pages={
          261-6
        }
}
Lipopolysaccharide (LPS) is a major surface component of Chlamydia trachomatis, as with all Gram-negative bacteria. The effect of C. trachomatis LPS on C. trachomatis infectivity of human epithelial cells was investigated. C. trachomatis LPS and C. trachomatis LPS antibody significantly reduced infectivity, mostly in a dose-dependent manner. As the structure of LPS in C. trachomatis is simple and consists only of lipid A and 3-deoxy-D-manno-octulosonic acid (Kdo), we investigated whether lipid… CONTINUE READING

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